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Snowden has not responded to Venezuela asylum offer: FM

Posted By admin On July 10, 2013 @ 4:47 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Xinhua [1]
July 10, 2013

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said late Tuesday that his government has not yet received confirmation from U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on whether to take asylum in Venezuela, stressing that the ex-CIA agent is not in the Latin American country.

Jaua said on local TV that the Venezuelan government hopes Snowden can confirm his intention for asylum as soon as possible.

The foreign minister added that if Snowden confirms to seek asylum in Venezuela, he needs to enter the country first.

Venezuela will contact the Russia [2]n government on security measures and provide humanitarian asylum in accordance with the international law regardless of the extradition demand from the United States [3], said Jaua.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the offer of “humanitarian asylum” to Snowden. The president said on Monday that Venezuela has received a request for asylum from Snowden, urging him to decide when to leave Russia.

Snowden arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on June 23 and is widely believed to be marooned at the airport’s transit area. Besides Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia also offered political asylum to the U.S. whistleblower over the weekend.


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[1] Xinhua: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/10/c_132528762.htm

[2] Russia: http://search.news.cn/language/search.jspa?id=en&t1=0&t=1&ss=&btn=0&ct=South+Korea&n1=Russia&np=content

[3] United States: http://search.news.cn/language/search.jspa?id=en&t1=0&t=1&ss=&btn=0&ct=Syria&n1=United+States&np=content

[4] Snowden’s Venezuela offer ‘last chance’ for political asylum – Russian official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowdens-venezuela-offer-last-chance-for-political-asylum-russian-official.html

[5] Venezuela offers asylum to U.S. fugitive Snowden: http://www.prisonplanet.com/venezuela-offers-asylum-to-u-s-fugitive-snowden.html

[6] WikiLeaks: NSA leaker Snowden applied for asylum in six more countries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-nsa-leaker-snowden-applied-for-asylum-in-six-more-countries.html

[7] Brazilian Politicians Want To Offer Snowden Asylum After Learning Of US Spying On Brazilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brazilian-politicians-want-to-offer-snowden-asylum-after-learning-of-us-spying-on-brazilians.html

[8] Snowden requested asylum in Moscow, but withdrew it when asked to cease ‘anti-US activity’ – Kremlin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-requested-asylum-in-moscow-but-withdrew-it-when-asked-to-cease-anti-us-activity-kremlin.html

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